Undergrad Institution: Top 200 university on a European country
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): -
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Student
Master's Institution: Top 5 European University
GPA: 3.5
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164
V: 153
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 540 ( Took this one in October to improve on a 640 I had done previously... kill me right
)
Research Experience: I wrote a Master thesis but didn't publish anything new.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Got a very competitve scholarship for my master's programme on a top university.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Nah
Relevant coursework: Took several graduate courses on many topics but mostly on Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry, got the maximum grade on a very difficult Algebraic Geometry course.
Program Applying: Pure Math PhD
Schools I am applying to:
MIT (had to choose a top 5 school. Didn't like Harvard and Berkeley when I visited. Couldn't live in a small place like Stanford or Princeton. MIT is cool)
Columbia (I dreamed so many times I got an acceptance email... dreams...)
UC San Diego (looks like the most beautiful place on Earth)
UT Austin (because Texas)
NYU (yep, I am keen on living in New York)
Brown (good school, doesn't require GRE)
Utah (can't believe I applied to the desert, looks like a fun adventure, has a great Algebraic Geometry dept)
UOregon (maybe a safe school to apply, very good Algebraic Geometry dept, doesn't require GRE, beautiful nature surrounding it)